Negro Pupils Play Slaves; N. A. A. C. P. Boycotts Show
SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 (UPI) - A controversial performance of the musical "Huckleberry" at George Washington High School played before a large audience last night, but only six Negroes were among the spectators.
The small number of Negroes indicated that a boycott by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was largely effective.
The association had asked Negro parents to stay away from the show, which will be repeated tonight, because Negro students are cast as slaves. The association has called this "demeaning."
Thirteen policemen were present in case of a demonstration, but none developed.
The show, based on the Mark Twain novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," was written and composed by Andrew Belling, a 17-year-old student.
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